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Meeting House Square Rainscreen / Sean Harrington Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> There is a saying in Ireland that you can have ‘four seasons in one day’ – from warm spring sunshine to …

Architecture

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

Recipes

Vila do Conde Apartment / Raulino Silva Arquitecto

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Vila do Conde apartment is on the 3rd floor of an 80’s building not very qualified in the design and …

Architecture

A Gorgeous, Off-Grid Guesthouse Perches Lightly on a California Ranch

On an undulating stretch of California coastline, a hidden guesthouse runs free of the grid.<p>As they approach, visitors to Steve and Margaret Cegelski’s new guesthouse north of Santa Barbara might be momentarily confused. Their quarters are hidden from sight, tucked under the lip of a hill, with a …

Santa Barbara

Spicy Maple Dijon Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Spicy maple grilled brussels sprouts are the most delicious side dish. The brussels sprouts get caramelized, slightly charred on the outside and are …

Two Timber-Clad Pavilions Make Up This Australian Family Retreat

Nestled in the coastal Victoria region, this modern retreat caters to a three-generational family with members ranging from six months to 76 years old.<p>Melbourne–based studio Tom Robertson Architects has recently designed a contemporary weekend retreat for a multi-generational family.<p>Seeking a place …

Architecture

Mobil Arquitectos designs Tierra Chiloe hotel for exposed Chilean island site

This boutique hotel by Chilean firm Mobil Arquitectos perches atop a grassy hill, with a glazed dining and lounge area offering ocean views, and a …

Swimming Pools

Gallery: The proud and playful architecture of Japan's Kengo Kuma

"When I was 10 years old, I was taken by my family to see some of the 1964 Olympic-related facilities in Tokyo," Kuma tells New Atlas. "I was …

Wooden Screens Shade This Sustainable Melbourne Residence

A renovation and addition clad in operable, wooden screens turn an Edwardian in Camberwell into a breezy home that's strongly connected to the outdoors.<p>In the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell, local practice WARC Studio was commissioned to add new living areas to an Edwardian residence with a rear …

Architecture

Cascading boxes with green roofs form coastal Washington home by Prentiss Balance Wickline

American firm Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects has created a dwelling in the Pacific Northwest that consists of timber-clad volumes that step …

Architecture

Norway Opens Another Spectacular Roadside Bathroom

Norway’s National Tourist Routes will change how you think about rest stops. As part of a decades-long program, the Norwegian government has been …

Architecture

The SPACE pod from IO House lets you go off-grid in style

Who says that off-grid living is in conflict with living in style? Not the designers behind The SPACE, a portable pod that allows you to go off-grid …

Off-grid

ampuero yutronic completes 'casa hualle' in central chile

<b>london- and santiago-based firm ampuero yutronic has designed a large family home in central chile’s araucanía region.</b> the design of the two-storey …

Architecture

Cool concrete summer home sits among a sea of trees

Life in this concrete forest doesn’t seem so bad<p>Designed by the Buenos Aires-based studio Besonías Almeida Arquitectos, this summer home is situated in a seaside resort south of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and blends a clean modernist aesthetic with the surrounding landscape. The home’s design relies …

Architecture

Courtyard House on a River by Robert Hutchison Architecture

This small residence located on the banks of the White River five miles from Mt. Rainier quietly blends into the surrounding forest. An entry …

Architecture

An Isolated Hillside House in the Forest Overlooking Zapallar Bay in Chile

In the Chilean seaside town of Zapallar, the isolated Casa El Boldo rests in a forest on a sloped hillside. Due to the extreme topography, stone …

Architecture

This prefab pavilion in Zhejiang brings travelers closer to nature

There’s no better way to build appreciation for nature than to immerse people in its beauty. That’s the idea behind the Pine Park Pavilion, a …

Dancing Light House / Kendle Design Collaborative

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Desert form, indigenous materials, natural light and mountain views inspire this home. Layered walls of …

This Award-Winning Cabin Is a Relaxing Antidote to City Living

Sited in a remote Canadian forest, a luxurious cabin rental embraces indoor-outdoor living.<p>When a Shanghai–based, Canadian–Brit family approached Robert E. Miller of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to design their dream cabin in the woods of Ontario, the principal architect went the extra mile.<p>Designed as …

Architecture

Large Windows and Glazed Doors Let This Modern Cabin Mingle With Nature

Nestled at the base of a dramatic rocky butte, a tiny cabin in the woods of Washington blurs the distinction between indoors and out.<p>Towering ponderosa pines and a steep, boulder-strewn slope form a dramatic backdrop for the low-slung Chechaquo Lot 6 Cabin, a sleek retreat that seems to float atop …

Living Rooms

Introducing Your New Favorite Way to Cook Pork Chops

Here's how you make a pork chop that can truly rival a great steak at home: Brine it with brown sugar, pan-fry it, and then baste it with butter. If …

Cooking

Gallery of Natural Light and Ventilation: 17 Remarkable Courtyards - 3

Image 3 of 17 from gallery of Natural Light and Ventilation: 17 Remarkable Courtyards. Photograph by Erieta Attali

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20 Ways to Make Chicken a Fast and Fancy Dinner — Recipes from The Kitchn

There are basic chicken recipes we all keep in our meal plan rotation — and then there are the chicken recipes that make you feel like a dinner …

Cooking

11 Mountain Rentals That Will Have You Heading for the Hills

Want to get away? We mean really get away — to a secluded place surrounded by mountains with spectacular views in every direction from your …

Akihisa Hirata stacks concrete boxes to create "futuristic and savage" Tree-ness House

Japanese studio Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office has completed a mixed-use building in Tokyo featuring a jumbled composition of concrete rooms that …

Casa Terra

Surrounded by the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, Casa Terra mimics the rusty colors of the neighboring peaks with its own reddish hue. The home is laid …

Retina House / Arnau estudi d’arquitectura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> An old red Massey Ferguson like Grandpa Joan's still works the land. In this fast-paced world, there are …

Tensile Structures: 11 Edgy Images Under Strain

Capable of transforming a facade or shaping a sculptural roof form, tensile structures test the limits of our imagination (and understanding of …